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U-S ground troops could be sent into Zaire.
A quick verdict for a man accused of first degree murder in Amherst County.
Plus fraternity hazing at one area school makes it onto the pages of the New
York Times Magazine.
A fast moving clipper type system may throw a few snowflakes at us, but no
accumulation is expected. The latest satellite pictures coming up.
On Health Check today, the C-I-A discusses one possible cause of the
mysterious illnesses affecting Gulf War veterans.
Plus, Thalidomide caused thousands of birth defects in the 60-s, now
there's word it may soon be back on the market.
((ANY FORCE WE SEND OVER WE WILL SEND ONLY WITH FORCE PROTECTION WHICH WE
OUT Q=CONSIDER APPROPRIATE."
The United States may send forces on a relief mission in Zaire.
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The President has agreed in principle to have U-S forces join an
international mission to help refugees.
The White House says no more than five thousand U-S troops will be involved-
with about only one thousand actually inside Zaire.
((WILLIAM PERRY/DEFENSE SECRETARY: THE FORCES THAT WOULD GO IN TO ZAIRE WOULD
GO IN PART WOULD HAVE BOTH AN INFANTRY BATTALION ON THE GROUND FOR PROTECTION
TO THE FORCE AND GUNSHIPS, I MEAN ARMORED HELICOPTERS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL
SUPPORT TO THE CORPS.))
SUPER=01-William Perry/Defense Secretary;
OUT Q=support to the corps."
The President has imposed several conditions: Including, that the mission
last about four months and the international force have wide discretion in
Authorities are now trying to figure out how two airliners collided over
SUPER=03-Charki Dadri, India;
The Saudi jumbo jet was taking off when it slammed into a (KAH-sak-stan)
airliner that was coming in for a landing.
Transcripts appear to show that both pilots knew about the other.
((YOGESH CHANDRA/INDIA AVIATION SECRETARY: THAT BOTH PLANES WERE AWARE OF EACH
OTHERS APPROACH ESPECIALLY THE KAZASTAN AIRLINE WHICH ASKED WHAT IS THE
DISTANCE BETWEEN US.))
SUPER=01-Yogesh Chandra/India Aviation Secretary;
OUT Q=distance between us."
The transcript contradicts early speculation that the (Kah-zak) pilot's
unfamiliarity with English may have been responsible for the crash.
All 349 people on board were killed.
TAPE#596-32/rolled from truck
One trial down, one to go for accused killer James Henry Burley in Amherst
Burley's first murder trial ended with a quick and decisive verdict today
in Circuit Court.
double boxes Jean/Steve
Steve Smallshaw joins us with a live report, Steve what was the outcome of
(steve ad lib)
(roll cue: "...first degree murder for the death of Robin Burge.")
SOT rolled from truck
SUPER=04-File Tape; :11
SUPER=01-Ed Meeks/Prosecutor; :32
OUT Q=to kill robin burge.
double boxes Jean/Steve
(questions: This is NOT the end of the legal road for Burley)
An autopsy shows the woman found dead in a burning van in Lynchburg
yesterday was shot to death.
The Medical Examiner says 29-year old Dorothy Gilliam was shot once in the
The man who was with her, 34-year-old Dennis Oxford, died of smoke
A note left near the van indicated that Oxford blamed Gilliam for a health
problem he had.
The medical examiner refused to say what that problem was, or whether Oxford
"The devil is in the details."
Federal Judge Jackson Kiser used the old saying today to question why the
government is demanding a detailed "blueprint" for co-education from Virginia
It's the latest round in the battle of the sexes at V-M-I as the two sides
go back to court.
This time the subject was not whether to admit women, but how.
V-M-I wants to be able to submit progress reports to Judge Kiser without
IN Q=What we've done
((BILL HURD/ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHAT WE'VE DONE IS WE'VE MADE SURE THAT
WOMEN ARE AWARE THAT VMI IS LOOKING TO RECRUIT THEM. WE'RE MAKING SURE THAT
SCHOLARSHIP MONEY IS AVAILABLE. WE'RE MAKING SURE THAT RENOVATIONS TO THE
BARRACKS AND OTHER BUILDINGS ARE UNDERWAY.))
SUPER=01-Bill Hurd/Assistant Attorney General;
OUT Q=are underway.
Renovation work is set to begin on post December First.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Here's what's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Virgina's Attorney General
challenges F-D-A tobacco regulations.
And the New York Times Magazine publishes pictures about hazing rituals--
those pictures came from a university in this area.
On Health Check, how safe is the food...when you're eating out?
Plus, if you love junk food, researchers think they know just how to break
Also, Conductor David Wiley does more than conduct the symphony--
Patrick fills us in when we come back.
Some unpleasant attention from the New York Times Magazine may help
Washington and Lee University toughen it's hazing policy.
Photographs in a Sunday article show fraternity hazing rituals, and students
passed out after an initiation into a secret drinking society.
The Dean of Students says he hopes this helps them push changes in the
University hazing policy.
IN Q=it's dishonorable
((DAVID HOWISON/DEAN OF STUDENTS;THEY ARE REPREHENSIBLE, IT'S DISHONORABLE, BUT
THEY COME AT A TIME INTERNALLY WHEN YOU KNOW WE'RE PUTTING INTO PLACE POLICIES
AND PROCEDURES TO ELIMINATE HAZING AT WASHINGTON AND LEE, AND IN THAT SENSE,
THE TIMING FOR OUR OWN COMMUNITY PERHAPS WILL BE POSITIVE.))
SUPER=01-David Howison/Dean of Students
OUT Q=will be positive
The new policy punishes individual students for involvement in hazing.
The minimum punishment is immediate suspension.
Virginia Attorney General Jim Gilmore is following the lead
SS=TOBACCO UNDER FIRE
of North Carolina and Kentucky- opposing FDA regulation of tobacco.
Gilmore's filed a "friend of the court" brief challenging the FDA's
jurisdiction over the golden leaf.
IN Q=It's unfair
((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: IT'S UNFAIR FOR THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION TO
PULL THE RUG OUT FROM UNDER VIRGINIA'S LAW-ABIDING FARMERS AND THEIR
OUT Q=their families.
But recent statewide polls show a majority of Virginians -- in each
geographic region -- actually FAVOR FDA regulation.
Health advocates say Gilmore owns 10-thousand dollars of Philip Morris
IN Q=So one
((ANNE MORROW DONLEY/VA. GASP: SO ONE HAS TO WONDER WHY GILMORE IS DOING THIS.
IS HE INDEED DOING IT FOR THE CITIZENS WHO SAY THEY SUPPORT THE FDA REGS? IS
HE WASTING THE TAXPAYER MONEY THEN?))
SUPER=01-Anne Morrow Donley/Va. GASP;
OUT Q=money then?
Gilmore is the likely Republican nominee for governor next year.
Once Virgil Goode won a spot in the U-S House of Representatives... the
wheels started spinning forSS=REYNOLDS
10th District Delegate Roscoe Reynolds.
The Democrat never concealed his desire to run for Goode's soon-to-be
vacated state Senate seat, but today he made it official.
Reynolds, accompanied by Goode during a five county tour... announced his
The race is being closely watched all over the state.
If he wins, Democrats will be able to hold on to an even split in the
If he loses, Republicans would grab a majority for the first time since
IN Q=I'm not
((ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M NOT GOING UP THERE TO MARCH TO
THE DRUM BEAT OF ONE GROUP OR ANOTHER GROUP. I'LL BE THERE DOING WHAT'S BEST
FOR THE INTEREST OF THE VOTERS OF THE 20TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT.))
SUPER=01-Roscoe Reynolds/(D) State Senate Candidate;
OUT Q=senatorial district
Reynolds will face Republican Delegate Allen Dudley in a special election.
A date has not been set.
He's already shown the Star City what he can do at the podium with the
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra-- tonight David Wiley puts down his baton.
(Patrick ad lib)
stocks bump next
David Wiley is busy preparing for his second concert of Roanoke Symphony's
season, but this evening he takes time out to answer questions from the public.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from "Nights of the Sound Table", a regular
preconcert discussion hosted by (MICE-STRO) Maestro Wiley.
SUPER=01-David Wiley/Roanoke Symphony Conductor;
(ROLL OVER VIDEO)
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/Light Winds/30-33/Flurry Possible/Wind NW-10/42-44;
SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Light Wind/32-34/Clouds Early/Then Clearing/43-46;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Snow Shower/28-32/Clouds Early/Then Clearing/34-36;
SUPER=333-Snow Showers/No Accumulation/25-28/Clouds Early/Then Clearing/34-38;
SUPER=334-Light Dusting/Of Snow/25-28/Mostly Cloudy/Wind NE-15/33-36;
health music under
Still to come, Steve Mason has this week's edition of Hometown Hoops
Fit at 50 continues-- today, a look at cosmetic surgery.
An increasing number of patients coming in for facelifts and tummy
IN Q=As time goes
((AS TIME GOES ON I SEE MYSELF BEGIN TO CHANGE AND I DON'T LIKE THAT. I WANT TO
BE WHAT I USED TO BE ))
OUT Q=what I used to be.
health bump next
GRAPHIC=gulf war syndrome
The C-I-A appears to be concentrating on one Gulf War incident that may
have caused the mysterious illness of thousands of U.S. soldiers.
C-I-A Executive Director Nora Slatkin says Iraqi rockets were blown up in
an open pit in early March, 1991.
She says it's more likely troops were exposed to nerve gas in that
incident than in three other gas releases during the war.
IN Q=Our approach to
((JOHN WHITE/DEPUTY DEFENSE SECRETARY: OUR APPROACH TO THE PROBLEM HAS TO BE
FAR REACHING, IT HAS TO BE INCLUSIVE AND IT HAS TO BE COMPREHENSIVE. AS THE
PRESIDENT SAID, WE CANNOT LEAVE A STONE UNTURNED. ))
SUPER=01-John White/Deputy Defense Secretary; :
OUT Q=stone unturned.
One of the world's most infamous drugs may soon go on sale legally in the
Thalidomide was banned worldwide in 1962 after the drug sold as a cure for
morning sickness caused thousands of horrific birth defects.
But thalidomide shows promise in fighting some AIDS-related disorders,
leprosy and other devastating diseases.
The F-D-A is considering requiring women who take thalidomide to use two
forms of contraception.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest wants state and local
inspectors, across the country, to get tougher with restaurants.
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :
The Consumer Group says food service agencies often let restaurants get
away with violating national safety standards.
IN Q=Each year
((CAROLINE SMITH-DEWAAL/CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: EACH YEAR
SEVERAL THOUSAND CONSUMERS MAY DIE AND MILLIONS MORE BECOME ILL FROM RESTAURANT
SUPER=01-Caroline Smith-DeWaal/Center for Science in the Public Int.;
OUT Q=from restaurant food.
The National Restaurant Association says its members are already addressing
many of the problems in the survey.
So you love junk food?
Researchers say a mega dose of vitamins may be the perfect way to break the
Cardiologists at the University of Maryland found blood vessels do not
dialate normally after a person eats a high fat meal.
Now they've learned taking high doses of Vitamin-C and Vitamin-E shortly
before, could soften the blow of a double cheeseburger or other "bad" foods.
Scientists however suggest it's still better to eat a more balanced diet
all the time.
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Finally, "Fit at 50" continues this week,-- today, a phenomenon that's
being seen at plastic surgeons' offices nationwide--
Increasingly, the patients are men.
They now account for up to a quarter of new plastic surgery cases a year.
They're getting facelifts, eyelifts, liposuction and tummy tucks--
And the trend of boomer men having cosmetic surgery will likely continue.
IN Q=I'm going
((JIM LEVERETT/COSMETIC SURGERY PATIENT: I'M GOING TO GET SOME FATTY TISSUE
REMOVED FROM UNDERNEATH THE EYE, AND KINDA PULL IT UP A LITTLE TIGHTER, AND
THEN SOME IMPLANTS THAT ARE GOING TO GO UNDER THE CHEEK BONE SOMEHOW AND LIFT
THIS AREA A LITTLE BIT. ))
((DR. JIM GILMORE: AS INDUSTRIES SEEM TO BE DOWNSIZING, THIS IS WHAT I HEAR
FROM MY PATIENTS, THE PERCEPTION IS THAT IF YOU'RE YOUTHFUL, THAT YOU'LL BE
ABLE TO STAY IN THE ORGANIZATION LONGER.))
SUPER=01-Jim Leverett/Cosmetic Surgery Patient; :02
SUPER=01-Dr. Jim Gilmore/Facial Cosmetic Surgeon; :18
OUT Q=organization longer
But it's important to remember this is surgery... even though these
procedures can be done at outpatient clinics.
And there are risks-- albeit small, to anesthesia-- like bleeding, even
Time now for sports-- and as we hit mid November, we also hit tournament
For Girls basketball that is-- here's Mike with that and more.
Good afternoon everybody, we are at the mid point of the work week, and at
the crossroads for one area coach.
SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00
Patrick Henry's Ed Scott, the Patriots head football coach since 1990 turned
in his letter of resignation this morning.
A poor finish this season and some health concerns accelerated his decision
to leave coaching after 31 years.
Dave Stewart isn't giving up hockey,but the Express Captain likely will be
out for at least the next two games after suffering a severely sprained ankle
in last night's 6-to-2 win over Richmond.
Girls are in regional play, jockeying for state tournament berths.
SS=Hometown Hoops Full
Steve Mason looks at the Regionals and checks in from Charlottesville with
some tips from a former all ACC basketball star.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Cougars vs. Buffaloes; :26
SUPER=01-Jenny Boucek/Former All-ACC Selection; 1:19
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((The Region C semi finals tip off at Christiansburg high school tomorrow.
Northwood meets Parry McCluer in the 6:30 game and then Floyd County plays
Narrows in the 8pm nightcap.
The Lady Buffaloes advanced to the semi finals with a 89-61 win over
Covington last night.
If Floyd wins the region they will host the state quarterfinals next
Tuesday at 7:30.
Rob Bennett and his Lady Cougars had a great year. Joann Helton went out on
a high note, scoring 33 points.
The Region III semis are at Rustburg tomorrow. defending state champ Lord
Botetourt plays Gretna at 6:30 and then Jefferson Forest takes on William Byrd
Christmas arrived in New York City today-
in the form of a 90-foot Christmas tree-
A crane and several workers raised the tree at Rockefeller Center.
The Norway Spruce will be primped, pruned and really "SPRUCED UP" over the
next few weeks.
The annual tree lighting takes place December 3rd.
toss to robin
(toss to ROBIN)
(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight--
check out the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime with
Connie Stevens-- tonight at 10 on WEFC.
Thanks for watching-- Goodnight.